CYNICAL GROOVESHARK
Posted by Sid Smith on Dec 6, 2011 - This post is archived and may no longer be relevant

DGMLive visitor NotSoGroovy highlights his two favourite moments of Grooveshark's breathtaking (and moneymaking) cynicism from the recently featured CNet article: How We Built A Music Service Without,Um, Paying For Music.

First up: “…we are achieving all this growth without paying a dime to any of the labels… My favorite story related to our case is the story of a kid who appears in front of the judge for sentencing for the crime of having murdered both his parents saying judge have mercy on me cuz I am an orphan.”

And this one: “In our case, we use the label’s songs till we get a 100 (million) uniques, by which time we can tell the labels who is listening to their music, where, and then turn around and charge them for the very data we got from them, ensuring that what we pay them in total for streaming is less than what they pay us for data mining. Let’s keep this quite for as long as we can.”


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